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A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach: Treating Cocaine Addiction



Exhibit 9: All-Purpose Coping Plan

spacer Remember that running into problems, even crises, is part of life and cannot always be avoided, but having a major problem is a time to be particularly careful about relapse.

If I run into a high-risk situation:

1. I will leave or change the situation.
Safe places I can go:

2. I will put off the decision to use for 15 minutes. I'll remember that my cravings usually go away in ___ minutes and I've dealt with cravings successfully in the past.

3. I'll distract myself with something I like to do.
Good distractors:

4. I'll call my list of emergency numbers:

Name:
Name:
Name:


5. I'll remind myself of my successes to this point:

6. I'll challenge my thoughts about using with positive thoughts:
Source: Adapted from Jaffee et al. 1988.

 

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